Code666 Records - 2013 - Greece
After a couple of years of waiting, Aenaon brought finally their second album out which proofs again the potential of the band. Cendres Et Sang was a good one and this time,the band took what they started on it to another level. The style of the band didnt change;it only became better and more Avant-garde. The listener can again hear here the Jazz elements like it was the case on their previous album and beside that, this time the used even some space melodies (to say it so) like we know from the best time of Arcturus. You can hear that the best in the song Der Mude Tod. Beside those elements, this time the band also uses more clean vocals and choirs on their new album. They fit perfect into this album without taking anything from it or weakening it. This song that I already mentioned is also the most aggressive song here on this album, but it is not some kind of mindless slaughter. We saw that they are capable of this on the song Er from the split Aenaon brought out. Grau Diva is also a recommendation from this album with a riff at the beginning which reminded me a bit of Carpathian Forest. The songs here are made in various tempos so it wont be boring to listen to this album in one turn. This time, Aenaon also have a bigger guest list on their record. Mirai Kawashima (Sigh), Sindre Nedland (In Vain / Funeral) and Tanya (Universe217) did additional vocals here and Haris (Hail Spirit Noir / Transcending Bizarre?) helped them with additional synthesizers. All I can say is that this album is surely something good for the beginning of the year and I just can recommend it to everyone.